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JUST DICK WASN’T ENOUGH…

February 8th, 2018

Then there’s Cadet Bone Spurs…

CONSUMER RIGHTS AND THE UBIQUITOUS EULA…

February 8th, 2018

Arbitration clauses in contracts have gained a high profile in recent months because of how corporations have used them for years to protect the identity and very existence of sexual predators, serial sexual abusers, molesters and rapists in their employ from exposure by their victims. The problem with arbitration, however, runs deeper and is far […]

WHAT DONALD TRUMP REALLY WANTS IS THIS…

February 7th, 2018

and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and these, and most of all… This… George Orwell had this to say on the subject of military parades in general, and goosestepping in particular: One rapid but fairly sure guide to the social atmosphere […]

SEN. PORTMAN RESPONDS, SIX MONTHS LATER…

February 6th, 2018

So, back on 18 July, I contacted Senator Robert Jones Portman regarding the Republican plan to leave millions of Americans and tens-of-thousands of Ohioans swinging in the healthcare wind by repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. We’ve tried to play nice with the insurance companies, but their for-profit model has no place in […]

OHIO REPUBLICANS SEEK TO GUT 1ST AMENDMENT…

February 3rd, 2018

I have long made the case that the single most important amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the 21st—proposed on 20 February 1933 and ratified less than nine months later (on 5 December) by the extraordinary process of specially selected State Ratifying Conventions—because only the 21st nullifies a previous amendment with 15 simple words: The […]

YOUTUBE IS BUILDING A BETTER RABBIT HOLE…

February 2nd, 2018

I watch YouTube. A lot. And I’ve been sucked down the rabbit hole more than a few times, but I’ve always been able to grab hold of a bit of reality and drag myself out again. I know from listening to my students that they often aren’t quiet so lucky. One of my 17-year-old students, […]

THIS IS WHAT A BURNING PIPELINE LOOKS LIKE…

February 1st, 2018

To all the people who dismiss spills as a minor concern when considering the hazards associated with fracking, take a close look at the photo above. This is what an exploding fossil gas pipeline looks like at 2:30 in the morning. Erin O’Neil, reporting in Pipeline explodes in Noble County for my hometown newspaper, writes: […]

WE’VE DODGED THE AMAZON BULLET, SORT OF…

February 1st, 2018

So, I emailed Cleveland Scene writer Sam Allard links to three stories: Amazon fulfillment centers don’t boost employment, analysis finds; Amazon patents wristband that tracks warehouse workers’ movements and a piece from The Atlantic (much more below). Scene has published extensively about the mega-corporation’s tendrils and Cleveland—mostly about the aftermath of our secret society’s attempt […]

THE STATE OF BLACK SHIT IS STRONG…!

February 1st, 2018

AARON GODFREY’S FUNDRAISER IS TONIGHT…

January 31st, 2018

IT’S JUST THE SAME OLD STORY, A PAYMENT
FOR BURDENSOME MONEY-SPONGE Q ARENA

January 30th, 2018

While there’s hoopla over the start of the expansion of Quicken Arena you may not have noticed that we’re still paying for Gund Arena. They are both the same facility, if you remember. Cuyahoga County—pushed by Tim Hagan, Mary Boyle, Jim Petro & Mike White—put on the tab back in the 1990s. On Jan. 15, […]

YOU’LL SEE THEM IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT…

January 25th, 2018

DOJ office says it has found missing text messages of FBI officials.

THE NASTY LITTLE SHIT IN THE WHITE HOUSE…

January 24th, 2018

For more on the nasty little shit Miller you can surf over to Now This News which has equally revealing profiles of other White House denizens. The Guggenheim Museum has offered just the thing for the nasty little shit…

FACT CHECKING THE FAKE NEWS ON FAKE NEWS…

January 18th, 2018

When I saw the Republican Party headline—The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards—I knew we were in for a Truthiness fest. Glenn Kessler, reporting in Fact-checking President Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ for The Washington Post, ledes: The “Fake News Awards” announced on the Republican National Committee website and touted by President Trump pose a conundrum: Does […]

I’M SORRY, IT IS NOT OBAMA’S JOB TO SAVE US…

January 16th, 2018

President Barack Hussein Obama is retired. He did his eight years. Yes, he’s still popular and were it not for the 22nd Amendment—and the threat of his wife leaving him if he did such crazy shit—he would have crushed Donald Trump like a can of diet Coke. But he did his eight years. We cannot […]

BERNIE SANDERS TAKES HIS MESSAGE GLOBAL…

January 15th, 2018

In the 21st century national borders—walled or no—are meaningless when wealth flashes between banks across the globe in less time than it has taken me to write this sentence. We can’t build a wall high enough to stop the poisons of the industrial age from burning our lungs, riddling our bodies with cancers and flooding […]

THE GOP’S WALKING DEAD UNELECTABLE…

January 14th, 2018

What happens when the Republican Party can no longer control it’s own crazies? Well, first you get President Donald John Trump. But that’s not enough for Trump’s minions. They need more. Much, much more. So, they got Roy Moore, the cowboy who had no clue how to ride a horse (and the horse knew it). […]

11 POINTS FOR OUR WHITE WORKING-CLASS…

January 13th, 2018

In 1969 a group of White, working-class Americans born in the South but living in Chicago came together to create The Young Patriots Organization. An 11-point document came out of that organization—printed using an odd-faux computer font—that was meant to parallel the 10-point manifesto of The Black Panther Party. I abstract the document below, but […]

WELL WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION…

January 12th, 2018

I may have watched late night television three or four times in my life and if it were not for internet streaming, that would still be true. I never watched Dave Letterman except on certain YouTube videos featuring Harvey Pekar and Warren Zevon. (I’ve watched Zevon’s final appearance many, many times.) So, I come to […]

CAN YOU SPOT THE 3,000,000 ILLEGAL VOTERS…*

January 12th, 2018

*Gotcha!

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